Students from BA (Hons) Fashion Design have been selected for the Graduate Fashion Week TikTok Merchandise and Residency Competition 2021.
Five final year students received £500 in expenses and were invited to participate in a five-day residency in London with the first week running from 28 June – 2 July. They joined a group of sixty students, split into two groups, from Graduate Fashion Foundation member universities and manufactured their winning design for TikTok. The winning participating students include; Anastasia Vikhoreva, Chloe Johnson, Hannah Jones, Megan Mustill and Catie Macgregror, who were asked to design a three-piece capsule collection, which honoured the TikTok brand, as a part of their applications.
The residency week included realising their designs into commercial patterns, as well as taking part within a production line and producing multiple garments from their designs. Whilst at the residency they were visited by special Graduate Fashion Week guests and received a number of inspiring talks to help them learn all about manufacturing within a professional industry location.
Megan Mustill, BA (Hons) Fashion Design student, said;
"Over the week in London I designed and made a unisex boiler-suit to be used as merchandise for TikTok. I got involved through the Graduate Fashion Week platform and designed three garments along with a piece of writing explaining my idea. They then picked their favourite one (the boiler-suit) and after changing some colour options and tweaking final specifications it was ready to be made! I'm so excited to have taken part in this competition residency, hopefully it will open up some opportunities for my future career."
Image: Design by Megan Mustill, BA (Hons) Fashion Design. Image captured at TikTok Residency for GFW
Catie Macgregor, BA (Hons) Fashion Design, also commented;
"This week we have been manufacturing garments for TikTok content creators among other people involved with the TikTok brand, and have been working with a commercial factory to create our own garments on a small scale. After some changes to my original submission, I created tech specs and commercial patterns as well as toiles, ready to manufacture the garments during our time here at the residency."
Image: Technical Spec designed by Catie Macgregor, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
Image: Submission by Chloe Johnson, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
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